Translation of patilla in English:


nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 6 (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] (tontería) son patillas, no le hagas caso he's talking nonsense, don't take any notice of him

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day musaraña
shrew …
Cultural fact of the day

Do you know what 'arpilleras' are? They are pieces of appliquéd textile folk art, common in South America. Doll characters and animals create a three-dimensional effect representing scenes from daily life. Arpilleras became a symbol of protest for mothers, sisters, and daughters of Chilean desaparecidos, as well as a source of income, during the dictatorship of General Pinochet.